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For all those who think Catholics don’t read the Bible. #Bible #Catholic #Christian #StJerome

For all those who think Catholics don’t read the Bible. #Bible #Catholic #Christian #StJerome

The story of a man

New entry over at joefessenden.com! Another peek into my journal during a holy hour. The story of a man

This was my journal entry during my holy hour a few months back. It has delayed publishing because I wanted to clean it up a little with the help of a few trusted friends to give advice on it. Some advice I took. Some I opted to go my own way. I hope you like the result.
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An infant arrives.

When he is an infant, he cannot walk or move on his own. His mother provides all he needs; she patiently…

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A philosopher and a theologian  walk into a bar

New blog entry at joefessenden.com! You know the drill. A philosopher and a theologian  walk into a bar

I think you’re going to start seeing more of me.

I started this blog after I had begun to work on applying and attending seminary, but a few years before I finally applied and was accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Nashville. At the beginning, it was a bit of a catharsis to deal with some challenges in my life at the time. I also thought it would be a fun hobby and keep me busy.

An HDR shot of Notre Dame Seminary at night. This has been my home to prepare for the priesthood for the last 3 1/2 years and the next three.

An HDR…

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Why it’s hard to eat healthy at the seminary. #CookieJar #GetBehindMeSatan!

Why it’s hard to eat healthy at the seminary. #CookieJar #GetBehindMeSatan!

Friday Five - The Boss

New blog over at joefessenden.com! Have a read. Leave some love. Lemme know what you think. Friday Five - The Boss

I am renewing my (perhaps cheating) use of the Friday 5. This weeks is from f.riday5.com. I have to admit, it’s a clever way to get a url that is owned by someone else. This week, the author of that site is celebrating Bruce Springsteen’s birthday this past week, so the questions come from the lyrics of five of his songs.

  1. Hey, what else can we do now, except roll down the window and let the wind…

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One-Minute Writer: Child’s Play

New blog entry at joefessenden.com! Check it out. Leave some comments. One-Minute Writer: Child’s Play

Today, I am introducing a new feature to my blog. I stumbled a while back on a website called The One-Minute Writer. I don’t recall how I found it, but the author provides a daily prompt with the plan that people will spend one minute writing based on the prompt. Now, let’s be serious, I have never in my life written something in only a minute. Anyone who has ever met me, heard of me, seen me…

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I have no words.

I have no words.

What does one write in a blog?

New blog entry on JoeFessenden.com - What does one write in a blog?

I stumbled across this comic on xkcd today. I’m two days behind in finally reading this one, but I think it is one of the more accurate representations of the way I end up approaching blogging and a good deal of human interaction.

Source: http://www.xkcd.com

Later, at home: ‘Dear diary: Still can’t figure out what to write here …’

This is, quite literally, what I do a lot of the time when I am trying to write blog entries.…

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Almy is at the seminary tomorrow to sell stuff. Their sample items arrived today. I wonder if any seminarians will buy this one. #semlife #BishopCassock

Almy is at the seminary tomorrow to sell stuff. Their sample items arrived today. I wonder if any seminarians will buy this one. #semlife #BishopCassock

The cutest thing in the history of mankind: The sequel

New blog at www.joefessenden.com - The cutest thing in the history of mankind: The sequel

Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 12.09.56 PMSome of you may remember when I shared the cutest thing in the history of mankind a couple years ago. Well, Isaiah was three years old at the time. Now, he’s five, and he’s still playing Mass. It turns out that one of the professors here at the seminary (actually, the academic dean since last academic year), Dr. Tom Neal, is friends with this family, and he passed along this video.

I said it…

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